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Maket to Table Event: Terry Walters - Clean Food and Clean Start

Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 11:00am

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Market to Table Event! Terry Walters talks about Clean Food ($30.00) and Clean Start ($25.00) and presents a cooking demo. On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source with More Than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781402768149
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sterling Epicure - September 1st, 2009

More than a cookbook, Clean Food is a feast for the senses that will nourish mind, body, soul…and the planet, too.


Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well with 100 New Clean Food Recipes Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781402779053
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Published: Sterling Epicure - October 1st, 2010

Terry Walters' first book, CLEAN FOOD, caused a sensation and fueled a nationwide movement about nourishment and clean food that's been embraced all the way to the White House. Cooks, foodies, and anyone in search of a healthy and sustainable approach to eating and living well embraced her philosophy: eat minimally processed foods for maximum nutrition.


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Dan Charnas - The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Dan Charnas presents The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop ($24.95). Charnas takes us from the first “rapping DJ” in 1970s New York, through the secret histories of Sugar Hill Records and Grandmaster Flash, the marketing of gangsta rap, and the rise of artist/ entrepreneurs like Jay-Z and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780451229298
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Published: NAL Hardcover - December 7th, 2010

"The Big Payback" takes us from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the recent multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, "The Big Payback" tallies the list of who lost and who won.


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Karen Russell - Swamplandia!

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Karen Russell talks about Swamplandia! ($24.95). The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, its island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a competitor. To save her family, Ava must journey on her own to a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworld. Russell is the author of St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Swamplandia! Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780307263995
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 1st, 2011

From the celebrated twenty-nine-year-old author of the everywhere-heralded short-story collection "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" ( How I wish these were my own words, instead of the breakneck demon writer Karen Russell's . . . Run for your life.


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Deb Olin Unferth with Michelle Tea - Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

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joined by Michelle Tea!
Deb Olin Unferth
talks about Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War ($24.00). She followed her boyfriend to Central America to “help foment” a revolution. Despite their earnest commitment to a myriad of revolutionary causes and to each other, the couple found themselves unwanted, unhelpful, and unprepared for Central America in 1987. This is a memoir that is both heartfelt and hilarious.

Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, a collection of poetry and the novel Rose of No Man's Land. She is the founder of the literary organization RADAR Productions, which presents a monthly performance series, the international Sister Spit tour and the annual Radar LAB writers retreat.

Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780805093230
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 1st, 2011

Rising literary star Deb Olin Unferth offers a new twist on the coming-of-age memoir in this utterly unique and captivating story of the year she ran away from college with her Christian boyfriend and followed him to Nicaragua to join the Sandinistas.

Despite their earnest commitment to a myriad of revolutionary causes and to each other, the couple find themselves unwanted, unhelpful,


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Barbara Fairchild - Bon Appetit Desserts

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Barbara Fairchild presents Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful ($40.00). For more than 50 years, Bon Appetit magazine has been seducing readers with to-die-for desserts. This work features more than 600 recipes—from layer cakes to coffee cakes, tortes and cupcakes to pies, tarts, candies, and much, much more.

Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780740793523
Availability: Backordered
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 2nd, 2010

THE dessert book from THE best food magazine.


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Raynell Boeck - Peaceful Places: San Francisco: 110 Tranquil Sites in the City and Greater Bay Area

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Raynell Boeck talks about Peaceful Places: San Francisco: 110 Tranquil Sites in the City and Greater Bay Area ($14.95). This guide features unexpected sanctuaries, gardens, vistas, beaches, neighborhood strolls, and quiet cafes found throughout the City by the Bay. Residents and visitors alike can use this guide to navigate their way through the diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco and its surrounding areas.

Peaceful Places: San Francisco: 110 Tranquil Sites in the City and the Greater Bay Area Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780897327183
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Published: Menasha Ridge Press - November 1st, 2010

The third book in a new series of city guides, Peaceful Places: San Francisco features over 100 unexpected sanctuaries, gardens, vistas, beaches, neighborhood strolls, and quiet cafes that can be found throughout The City by the Bay. It gently guides travelers who are searching for an escape from the bustle of city life.


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Li Miao Lovett - In the Lap of the Gods

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Left Coast Writers Book Party! Li Miao Lovett discusses her novel In the Lap of the Gods ($15.95). As a dam rises on the Yangtze, uprooting a million lives in a government-made disaster, a poor salvager who has lost everything finds an abandoned baby girl. Lovett presents a tale of defiance, of a lost man finding his place—and a new kind of love—in modern China.

In the Lap of the Gods Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781935248132
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Published: Leapfrog Press - November 2nd, 2010

"An important, even invaluable book, a moving farewell to the old, more humane way of life as China and all the world become technologized and globalized."--Maxine Hong Kingston


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Joshua Holland - The Fifteen Biggest Lies About the Economy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Joshua Holland presents The Fifteen Biggest Lies About the Economy: And Everything Else the Right Doesn’t Want You to Know about Taxes, Jobs, and Corporate America ($16.95). With the economy having just been the driving issue for the 2010 midterm elections, Holland sets the record straight on every part of the conservatives’ economic agenda.

The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy: And Everything Else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know about Taxes, Jobs, and Corporate America Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780470643921
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Published: Wiley - September 1st, 2010

AlterNet editor Joshua Holland demolishes the Right's biggest and most outrageous myths about the economy

Taxes kill growth. Labor unions hurt their members. Government regulation destroys jobs. These are just a few of the biggest lies in the web of misinformation spun by conservatives and the Chamber of Commerce.


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Serena Wu - My Mom is a Fob

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Serena Wu talks about My Mom is a Fob ($12.95). F.O.B.—acronym for “fresh off the boat.” Through their hit blog My Mom Is a Fob, Teresa and Serena Wu have seized ownership of this formerly derogatory term, applying it instead to the heartfelt, hilarious, and thoroughly unique ways that Asian mothers adapt to American culture. It’s writen from the perspective of those who love them most: their children.

My Mom Is a Fob: Earnest Advice in Broken English from Your Asian-American Mom Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780399536403
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Published: Perigee Books - January 4th, 2011

Fob (noun)-derived from the acronym F.O.B. ("fresh off the boat")
Does your mom still make Peking duck instead of turkey on Thanksgiving, own a giant cleaver, or take twenty-four more napkins than she needs at Chipotle?
Your mom may be a fob.


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Jessie Sholl - Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Jessie Sholl discusses Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding ($15.00). When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, New York City writer Jessie Sholl returned to her hometown of Minneapolis to help her prepare for her upcoming surgery. While a daunting task for any adult dealing with an aging parent, it’s compounded for Sholl by one lifelong, complex, and confounding truth: her mother is a compulsive hoarder.

Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean about Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781439192528
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Published: Gallery Books - December 28th, 2010

A fascinating look at compulsive hoarding by a woman whose mother suffers from the disease.

To be the child of a compulsive hoarder is to live in a permanent state of unease. Because if my mother is one of those crazy junk-house people, then what does that make me?


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